South Africa rejects claim its Covid variant more dangerous than UK’s strain

South Africa’s President. Cyril Ramaphosa South Africa’s health minister has rejected his British counterpart’s claim that a new coronavirus variant in the country is more contagious or dangerous than a similar one in spreading the UK. “At present, there is no evidence that the 501.V2 (variant) is more transmissible than the United Kingdom variant —…

South African police fire teargas at anti-racism protesters

Police fired teargas at opposition activists protesting Friday against alleged racism at a Cape Town school where a whites-only dance party was allegedly organised last month. Anti-riot police aimed teargas and water cannon towards hundreds of members of the radical leftist Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) gathered near the school. The protesters dispersed and later regrouped…

General Buratai and his loyalty to Nigeria

“The best system of governance is a democracy, and we must all ensure that Nigeria’s democracy remains stable and steady. We will not allow any force, elements or destabilizing agents in or outside our country to set our beloved country on fire. We remain resolute in doing everything possible to ensure that subversive elements, detractors…

AFCON 2021: Fixing defence key for Nigeria

Nigeria had a flying start to their campaign in the African Cup of Nations qualifiers and after the coronavirus hiatus, they will be back in action, with a home game against Sierra Leone. The double header against Sierra Leone in Group L holds a big key towards Nigeria’s qualification. With two wins in the two…

South African labour federation calls strike to protest poor economy, corruption

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) on Monday called on all workers to stay away from work on Wednesday in protest against deteriorating economy and corruption. Cosatu general secretary, Bheki Ntshalintshali, said the work stoppage targets the government, private sector employers and law enforcement agencies. “The workers need to unite in defending jobs,…

Ogun: 17 months after, Abiodun appoints Information, Education Commissioners

Barely 17 months after he assumed office, Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has finally nominated the duo of the former Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) President, Waheed Odusile, and the Vice Chancellor, Tai Solarin University of Education, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu, Commissioners of Information and Education Ministry respectively. The nominations contained in a statement issued…

South Africa to reopen borders to African countries

South Africa will reopen its borders to all African countries from Thursday while barring tourists from around 50 nations with high coronavirus infection rates, the government said on Wednesday. READ ALSO: 186 Nigerians evacuated from South Africa Daily Times Nigeria gathered that the continent’s most industrialised economy shuttered its borders at the start of a…